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they're raising new questions about u.s. military strategy and whether pakistan, america's critical ally in the region, has been aiding the enemy. a live report is just ahead. >>> fast moving storms spawning tornadoes and cutting paths of destruction from the midwest to the northeast. homes have been torn apart and trees knocked down. live in the extreme weather center with where the threat is this morning. >>> and the "a.m. fix" blog is up and running. join the live conversation right now. just go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> but first, day 98 of the gulf oil spill and it may be tony hayward's last. the company could announce that he is done during a keyboard meeting in london today. many residents of the gulf coast say his words were salt on an already gushing wound and he became the poster boy for bad press saying the spill was relatively tiny, the environmental impact would be small, that he wanted his own life back when 1 people died in the initial disaster. phil beck is live at bp headquarters in london in morning. do we know if we're going to hear anything about tony hayward's futur
>>> next on msnbc sunday. the search -- nato forces go looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> going to extremes -- temperatures are soaring and flood waters are raging. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going -- crews return to the gulf as the bp guy may get the heeve-ho. president obama receives a young girl's letter and inspires her to lead the fight against bullying. let's check out what's happening right now. we have developing news from the war front this morning. two american sailors are missing in afghanistan. a taliban spokesman said one was taken in a fire fight, the other taken by militants. what's the latest, jim? >> the latest report from afghanistan now from afghan officials who claim that the u.s. military has recovered the body of one of the missing americans. but u.s. military officials cannot confirm that. there's still a lot of confusion out there about what exactly happened. all we know is the two americans went missing on friday when they were driving from one compound to another. they're inside kabul. they ended up som
be handling the cleanup operation but it's been overseen by the u.s. government. did the obama administration say this guy has to go, do we know if they had a hand in hayward's departure. i spoke to someone today who said it was board's decision to replace hayward. we do know that the white house clearly disapproved of hayward, not only his gaffes but also his management of the crisis when at the beginning he tried to make it alone and jump in and had taken over much of the response. >> gregg: and it's fair to say, is it not, if bp wants to continue to operate in american waters, they have to please this administration. if the administration is displeased with the person who is at the top of bp, that plays a role? >> for sure. bp is wanting the moratorium on new drilling in the gulf to be lifted. it wants to continue to be able to work in the gulf and it is currently the biggest producer in the gulf of mexico. so it's a big source of income for bp and they would not like to see it ends. most important thing is to contain the spill and then to clean it up. >> gregg: well, tony hayward is getti
, a developing story out of afghanistan. afghan officials say one of two u.s. sailors abducted friday is dead. the other may be wounded and in the hands of the taliban. we'll have a live report. >>> plus, preparing for the worst as arizona's controversial immigration law kicks in next week. a tent city jail with triple-digit temperatures and an expanded section, 1070 name after the new legislation. >>> but first, let's go to some severe weather that's popping up. bonnie schneider in the weather center. >> we're tracking a tornado warning right now for suffolk county on long island in new york. that's on eastern part of new york as you can see here. a tornado possibly indicated on doppler radar near babylon on the south shore. so some communities affected will be robert moses state park where a lot of people go to the beach on a weekend day where it's so hot. as well as islip, you can see the line where the tornado warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. also as you head further out east towards east patchogg facing very severe winds. we had a severe weather with an ef-2 tornado touching down. tr
and getting a lay of the land. following that, he wept to the u.s. embassy for fourth of july celebrations a day before the actual american independence day. that's where he and u.s. ambassador, karl eikenberry welcomed and greeted several hundred dignitaries. he spoke to the crowd and said a united front must be met to have success in the war in afghanistan. >> i'm reminded that this is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. civilian and military, afghan and international, we are part of one theme with one mission. in this important endeavor, cooperation is not optional. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it. >> following the embassy event, general petraeus met with his top commanders here on the ground in afghanistan to assess the situation. his most important meeting of the day is that with the afghan president, hamid karzai. he needs to build a very strong relationship to show a unite td front between the nato coalition and the afghan government. president karzai had a very strong relationship with the former top commander, general stan
to these documents as being rather low level classified information that any number of u.s. service members could have access to, but it's obviously something that the pentagon is quite concerned about, that this has now been made public for people all over the world to see, shannon. shannon: with that in mind, mike, what are we hearing from wickileaks about this massive release of classified information, any hint that we should expect more to come? >> reporter: the founder did say, shannon, they have about 15,000 other documents that they have not yet released and he predicted that there would be more leaks to come as well. so all indications are that he is waiting for the right opportunity to get maximum media exposure. it's quite clear that this guy is clearly antiwar and trying to undermine support for the war and a lot of the key countries' contributing troops to the afghan effort. here's more from the wickileaks founder earlier today. >> the coverup, all sorts of crimes, begins at the bottom and moves its way to the top so it is quite hard to enact a new policy and have it filtered down to
for the u.s. the whole exchange happened on an airport tarmac in vienna, austr austria. one plane headed east and the other headed west. matthew chance is in moscow with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. the biggest spy swap since the end of the cold war has taken place on the tarmac of the airports in the austrian capital of view any. the plane carrying the ten confessed spies from the united states, confessed to working for russia. landed at the airport a short time ago. couple of hours ago now. it was followed quickly afterwards by an official aircraft from russia which was carrying four people pardoned by russian serving the lengthy prison sentences in russian jails for spying for western powers, including the united states. the exchange took place on the tarmac which men none of the -- people actually entered the country of austria. the one plane carrying the four from russia has taken off and landed, we understand, now from the united kingdom. the other aircraft carrying the ten russians arraigned in new york is still on its way back to the russian capital. >> this was all par
portable heat-seeking missiles against u.s. aircraft. secret commando units are working off a capture kill list of 70 insurgent commanders. julian is defending the move. >> the material doesn't reveal just cases by the u.s. military. of course, as the u.s. military is reporting on all the abuses by the taliban and suicide bombers and ieds going off and so on, so it does describe the abuses by both sides in this war. and that's how people can really understand what is actually going on and whether they choose to support it or not. >> joining me now from london, our senior national correspondent nick robertson and rezla sayid. nick, we'll start with you. does this compromise the security of our allies as members of the white house have clearly said? >> it certainly is going to have some sources looking at what they are saying, who they are saying it to and what are the consequences if they get caught as a result of these types of leaks in the future. if you are compromising your sources, then you are compromising your source. is anyone going to die as a result of this? well, the site that ha
we'll have that whole interview for you. first eric shawn and brand-new reporting. the u.s. commission of civil rights is demanding answers into why the decision was made to drop a high profile voter intimidation case against members of the new black panthers after it had already won. tomorrow the commission will hear from j. christian adams, that man right there, a doj attorney who quit his job and turned whistle belower -- whistle-blower over the handling of this case. he told us last week that soupb is lying about the reasons why charges were not pursued under the leadership of attorney general eric holder. it started after this video cause shot outside a philadelphia polling station on election day in 2008. new black panthers party members, one with a night stick glaring at voters. in one case allegedly tried to keep people out of the following place. eric shawn is live in our new york newsroom with the new details. >> reporter: he was a justice department lawyer in the voting rights division, that is the unit that is supposed to protect the rights of voters across the
there and how will that impact the timetable for u.s. troop withdrawal? jon: bottom box, live in new york, just one of the cities where the heat is on big time, the northeast looking at triple digit temps. how long will this heat wave last and how long can you stay safe and cool during this summer sizler? >>> a new leader taking charge of the war in afghanistan. general david petraeus, formally assuming command, telling the 130,000 international troops you said his command, we are in this to win. petraeus, quickly stepping in to replace general stanley mcchrystal who resigned after those controversial remarks he made to rolling stone magazine. petraeus is in charge of turning around an increasingly deadly war at a critical time. he was just months -- he has just months, i should say, to convince both the afghan people and neighboring nations that the u.s. is committed to keeping al-qaeda out of that country. major garrett is live from the white house for us now. we all know june was the deadliest month of the afghan war, major, one of the issues facing u.s. forces, those rules of engagement. wh
they handed out huge bonuses and with citigroup being the biggest offenders since they haven't paid the u.s. taxpayer back, but the pay master may be leaving out one big important piece of information, that according to fox business network's stuart varney. everybody gets very riled up about this. there's a lot to understand here, though, and i know you want to lay out some of that for us. >> number one, the pay czar, he cannot claw back the money. he can ask for it back. does not have the legal authority to take it back. point number two, 11 of the 17 banks which paid these bonuses actually repaid all of the bailout money in full with interest and with profit to the taxpayer. he did not call them obscene or huge bonuses, he called them ill advised and unmerited, and some of these bonuses may have had to have been paid because of the contractual obligations to the executives involved. number ', you're right, citi may well have been the biggest offender because of one big particular earning trader. number four, are we absolutely sure that this is not a political attack on the banking industr
hearings surrounding bp. >>> and north korea's rhetoric against the u.s. is getting even hotter. pyongyang warned it would use nuclear deterrence and about 8,000 military personnel are expected to take part in the drill tomorrow off the south korean coast. the u.s. says the exercises are in response to the deadly sinking of a south korean ship blamed on the north. a former reporter with cnn and now a senior fellow at the university of southern california says it is possible this war of words could escalate even further. >> i think the north koreans know if they get into a serious shooting war with south korea and the united states, they're going to lose their regime and their system are going to disappear. so they're not interested in provoking that kind of war. on the other hand, when you have both sides engaging in saber rattling and muscle flexing, that's what this joint u.s./south korean naval exercise is, it's to deter north korea. there is the danger of an incident of one episode spiraling out of control. >> in addition to the 8,000 military personnel, about 200 aircraft and 20 ships
for wjz on the latest. >> reporter: this is logar, the reach wherein two u.s. sailors disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is under way to find them. representatives told cbs news they've been take ton a secure -- taken to a secure location. two navy service members left their base in kabul friday then disappeared in the logar province, a region crawling with taliban fighters. the local afghan chief said fighters tried to stop the sailor's vehicle, but when it kept going, insurgents opened fire and the troops shot back. the only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is from i'd owe. he disappeared in 2009 and only reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. while troops search for the serviceman, others continue to come under attack. although troops survived this roadside bomb attack with only minor injuries, the u.s. military says five american soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks saturday. last month was the deadliest for u.s. forces in afghanistan since the war began. now american troops can only hope their two missing colleagues
as we go about it. it is simply vast. no u.s. airline has bought the airliner yet. to answer your really important question, airbus has written off the majority of the money that it costs to design, develop and build it and they told me today they expect the new planes being built will break even by 2014 because they've written off the old debt. it's huge. >> it's a good sign for the economy when people are shopping for airplanes. you remember at the brink of the recession, fewer people were showing up at these things. >> reporter: yeah. and the really important thing, of course, that plane right in the middle, the 787, which is making its debut outside the united states, the dreamliner, that has sold 863 of them. that tells you the importance, not only for the puget sound and the northwestern united states but right through the midwest, through to chicago where boeing has its headquarters. the industry that builds that plane is crucial. that's why that plane is the star of this show. >> richard, come and visit us again. richard quest at the farnborough air show in england. good to see y
the u.s., off to vienna last night. moscow and washington moving quickly to swap spies and bring an end to an embarrassing mess. >>> the new king of south beach lebron james tells the world he is leaving cleveland for miami to play for the heat. while one city rejoices, the other mourns. we will have reaction just ahead sg. >> e-mails announcing the deaths of several u.s. senators went out to news organizations. they looked legit. it was all one big fat joke and not a funny one. now, the capital police are investigating that. the latest from our team in d.c. coming up. >>> the a.m. fix blog up and running. what's your announcement to the lebron james announcement or anything else in the news. go to cnn.com/a.m. fix. >>> the big story we have been talking about. ten convicted russian spies have touched down in vienna, austria. they were on a jet to laguardia after being expelled from the united states. the two superpowers showed how quickly governments can get things done when motivated working with lightning speed to put an embarrassing incident behind them. susan is here. what's the la
supplier of fuel to the u.s. military. for more up to the minute coverage of the disaster in the gulf, head to fox news to the come. we have every angle covered on the spill. efforts to contain and it details on how you can help. that's at foxnews.com. fresh fall-out today for the rnc chairman michael steele after his controversial comments about afghanistan. and some members of his own party are questioning whether he can even keep his job. all because of a tape that surfaced showing steele's comments at a connecticut fundraiser last week. somebody asked him about how president obama is handling the war in afghanistan. listen to how he replied. >> this was a war of obama's chzing. this is not something that the united states had actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in. well, if he's such a student of history, has he not understood that you know, that's the one thing you don't do is engage in a land war in afghanistan? all right? because everyone who has tried over a thousand years of history, has failed. >> jon: did you hear what he said at the beginning there that afghanistan was a war
of some very valuable time. >> well, the war games resume. the u.s. have south korea conducting a second day of joint exercises off the korean peninsula, maneuvers involving 8,000 personnel. these are in response to the sinking of a ship in march of north korea has threatened a nuclear response. >>> the man that published leaked documents says there's evidence of war crimes. atika shubert looks at what's on the website. >> reporter: wikileaks is publishing what it says is more than 90,000 u.s. military reports filed about the war in afghanistan from 2006 to 2008. raw data from the front line, a day by day unvarnished view of the war by u.s. soldiers themselves. wikileaks will not say how it received the documents and cnn has not been able to independently confirm their authenticity but if confirmed, it would be the biggest leak yet of classified documents to wikileaks. >>> irresponsible is the word used by national security of course general james jones to describe the release of the documents. let's bring in barbara starr. what should we make of these documents? do they paint a comprehe
,951 miles, the entire u.s./mexican border. so that's one-third of the border has this fence. so the way to compare it, if you have a fence in your backyard, and only covers a third of your backyard, things are going to get in and out and that's what proponents are saying, they want more fence, a stronger fence. so we kind of did a story of what it's like along the border. and what we found with no knowledge at all about how to sneak into a country, we found it was very easy to go back and forth between mexico and the ups at various points. not only where the fence is, because people climb over the fence, they weld holes through the fence, go under the fence, but we found points where you just walk around the fence. and while there are certainly hard-working border patrol agents everywhere and technology and also mountainous terrain, it's very easy for a novice, such as me, to go around the fence and go back and forth between the country. so there are a number of people here in arizona who are telling us, listen, we support this law that takes effect thursday, but perhaps we wouldn't nee
chairman, patrick leahy approved the request. >>> the u.s. says a missing iranian scientist will be allowed to return to his homeland. sheram disappeared in june of 2009. iran has repeatedly claimed he was kidnapped by the u.s. the state department says he has been in the u.s. on his own free will. >>> the u.s. has detained a 12th person now in the russian spy ring investigation. federal law enforcement officials don't have enough evidence to charge him with a crime. he is being held on immigration violations right now and was expected to be deported from the u.s. later in the day. one of the key figures in the u.s., russian spy swap has had her british citizenship revoked. 28-year-old anna chapman was among ten suspects who pleaded guilty in new york last week and were deported. chapman, whose photos made her a new york tabloid sensation held both uk passport through her marriage to a british man. the couple later divorced. >>> doing more to prevent childhood drownings. that was the message from cullen jones. the gold medal winner went to a pool where a six-year-old girl drowned last month
to drive it home. i wish you well as u.s. junior jobs. >> my apologies again -- i wish you well as you assume your jobs. >> my apologies again. we please all stand? will you swear that the testimony you're about to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? do agree to testify before the united states senate? i thank all three of you. let me start with you dr. yellen. you have any family members here that you would like to recognize? >> [inaudible] >> and you? >> [unintelligible] >> dr. raskin? >> [unintelligible] >> very smart bringing in those kinetic events -- connected -- ans.ecte-- connecticut's i hope you have not mention anyone. [laughter] -- i hope you have not forgotten to mention anyone. [laughter] we will begin with you dr. yellen. normally, i ask that the people try to restrain their remarks to five minutes a piece. but having read your statements, i would urge you to speak five minutes apiece. there were very short perio. for the purposes of the record, let me say that any statements that members of this committee will have will be added to the record. any
government. we all know the story of red ink and escalating debt. at the same time, you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep the recovery going, and democrats clearly believes the need to provide a sufficient base for the recovery through the likes of benefits and other programs is necessary. there trumpeting the concerns over the debt and saying to do them but on the basis of which they did not add to the federal deficit. >> if it appears they moved to unemployment benefits, why did the president make a statement talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems to me his message was calculated to test to make sure the votes were there, as we have seen several times through this process does been a number of votes for democrats thought they had sufficient votes, and at the last minute, a republican and changed their minds. i think the president's message was calculated to put pressure to insure they will side with the majority appear reagan and >> -- maturity. >> thank you for joining us. this segment is 40 minutes. "washington journal" continues. host: jane oates with the
, build its reputation back in the u.s. >> jim, how significant is it that bp is naming an american to head the company? >> reporter: i think it's very significant, bob dudley's been around for a very long time. he was at amoco, if you recall amoco was taken over by bp in a merger in 1998. he went to -- grew up in mississippi so he knows that region very well. he has been in the gulf on and off during this whole oil spill. went to smu, university of illinois. so he is very much well known in the u.s. and they are hoping that as this first non-british ceo that he can repair bp's damage. he's got a on in his hands, as you say. they are setting aside $32.5 billion to clean up the oil spill. there will probably need to be more money as well. there is the issue of selling more than $30 billion worth of u.s. assets. that will be one of the many things on bob dudley's plate. >> jim boulden in london, thank you so much. >>> in 25 minutes we'll get a never-before-seen interview with outgoing ceo tony hayward, conducted in the early days of the disaster in the gulf. david matti intingly is pr
. that is >> good morning everyone, it's sunday, july 25th, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan at this hour. we'll have a live report straight ahead with the latest breaking details for you. >> and bp getting back to work trying to plug the oil spill after tropical weather fizzled out and tony hayward might have one foot out the door. >> and a dam fails after heavy water, gushing down to the down below. our slogan this hour comes from chas in maryland, fox is the best and we all know why, we have aly, clayton and eric who doesn't need a tie. it's "fox & friends". >> did you message, did you mail chas? >> for the record. >> that's eric bolling, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a round of applause, dave briggs is off at a wedding and i'm clayton morris and alisyn camerota. we have a lot of news. >> new information regarding the whereabouts of two missing u.s. navy service members in afghanistan and connor powell joins us live from kandahar, what is the latest, connor? >> well, good morning, the u.s. military says they have launched an extensive air and ground search for the t
for u.s. troops in the afghan war. names and faces for the victims. >> i'm drew griffin in for tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> let's start with the economy. the government's latest report on the health of the u.s. economy is out, and while there are signs the economy is growing, it's happening very slowly. what does that mean for one of ten americans out of work? carter evans on the floor of the new york stock exchange with the breakdown. it looks like the economy is growing at an an peoplic rate. >> the economy is growing at 2.4%, the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic activity in our country what does this report mean for the people looking for a job right now? it means more uncertainty and the problem with that is when things are uncertain, employers aren't hiring. let's focus on growth. our gdp -- this short shows you the growth. we have been growing. that is good news. just the pace, drew, is not as fast as we would like to see. >> and, carter, the growth rate is heading in the wrong direction with
, briefings, speeches, and a live feed from the ocean floor all available on our schools across the u.s. have. news of successes, failures, and how the school laws are impacting charter schools. allen is here to talk about a new report releasee by the department of education showing the impact of charter schools. let me read you a little bit of what they found. on average, charter schools were neither more nor less successful than traditional public schools in improving student achievement, behavior, and school progress. what is your reaction to guest:? -- what is your reaction? guest: this is what happens when you have one study looking at a narrow scope of schools. we believe the best and verifiable data on charter schools shows that they are succeeding, coming from state data. we do not have one, national mode of comparison. the department of education would rather try to do the best they can making assessments nationwide. we are all upset with how things are going nationwide, and that is fine. if you look at the vast majority, charter school students outperform their public school peers b
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
responding to claims that the report will put the lives of u.s. troops at risk. >> i think it's too early to say yet. it's clear that it will shave an understanding of what the past six years of war last been like, and that the costs of the what are needs to change, the manner in which it needs to change is not yet clear. bill: we are digging keeper on that today. it's a major headline. i'm bill hemmer. martha has vacation. >> reporter: i'm in for her. the move is sparking anger from the pentagon to the white house. gym jones is calling it irresponsible sphao fox news has not confirmed the ahh then advertise a see of the reports but they are sending ripples throughout washington. some of the most damaging aspects of the leaked documents are what, mike. >> reporter: bill, juliet good morning. the most damaging aspect is pointing the finger at pakistan over its roll helping the taliban. the isi is accused of aiding and in some cases funding the inch insurgency against u.s. troops in afghanistan. in the 91,000 documents covering january 2004 to december 2009 is some revolutions about perhaps
openly. >> we don't see police. there's no police around here. >> reporter: a u.s. district court judge agreed with the obama administration that the arizona law was unconstitutional on its face. arizona filed an appeal to the ninth circuit court of appeals. the legal controversy over sp 1070 will likely be decided in the supreme court. brad wheelis, abc news. >>> authorities say the federal judge in the case has been getting threats over her controversial ruling. and they are taking them all seriously. the u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton, has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her preliminary injunction this week. the threats are all being investigated. >>> on capitol hill, the house ethics committee is preparing to try new york congressman charles rangel for a series of ethics violations. the charges against the democrat have now been made public after a two-year investigation. jonathan karl has the story. >> reporter: the ethics committee report on rangel is detailed. and it is scathe. it accuses him of, quote, a pattern of disregard for the laws of th
for that was with u.s. regulators. again, tony hayward from the very begin trying to set the tone with the discussion about responsibility with this disaster. he was saying that bp's responsibility began and ended with that oil and with the compensation of the victims. >> david mattingly live in new orleans. thanks. bob dud sly a chemical engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry. he has been in charge since june. almost as important he's a native of the rimg only. he grew up in mississippi and often spoken of swimming and fishing along the coast. he says the cleanup effort is a personal mission. here's other developments. earlier this morning, bp announced a new tally on the cost of the spill. it lost more than $17 billion just in april, may, june. and compare that to the same time last year when it pocketed a profit of $4.4 billion. here's the latest time frame for shut down the ruptured well. first step of the static kill maneuver could begin as soon as early as next week. sealing it permanently from the bottom through a relief well. . that could begin by august 9th. bp fa
of the u.s. mission in london to a scottish official that indicates the u.s. was notified about scotland's plans to release the libyan intelligence agent blamed for the pan am bombing, though it indicates u.s. permission was ago. magra he was israel dollars based on the assessment the cancer left him only three months to live. the memo makes clear the u.s. was released but said if magra he would be released, the u.s. referred him be released in scotland and turn over to a libyan prison. mag heie is still alive, a doctor says he could be around ten more years. two hundred seventy people died in the pan am bombing, most americans, jenna. jenna: bring us back to the date of that release, wendell. why would the u.s. not support a prisoner transfer to libya? >> well, it may be the u.s. certainly has no confidence in the libyan judicial system and it may than they didn't want to set a precedent of prisoner transfer with that country. remember, libya is the country that convicted 5bu 4ru6789 -- 3w-6789 u luvment garian nursing and a doctor to death for purposefully injecting 400 children with t
government debt or trying to spark new lending to business. for a closer look, greg ip, u.s. economics editor of "the economist" magazine. greg, welcome. corporate earnings, they were higher than expected. what happened? why? >> well, the story of the last few months is that corporations have actually been reporting earnings that are better than analysts have expected but often the market has not taken that well. because when you dig down you find that a lot of that improvement is because of cost-cutting. we know that employment has been weak. and one reason why is that companies, when they meet their sales targets are doing it by making their workers more productive rather than hiring more. the other thing especially true today with companies like caterpillar and ups is the strong sales are not in the u.s. you but if places like china and india. the bottom line is the market is doing well but that is not necessarily a great sign for the economy. over the last month, even though we had a good day today t only kind of like takes us back to where we were, you know, a few weeks ago. it's basical
deek -- gone dikay. >>> the team dubbed the barefoot bandit makes his first appearance in a u.s. courtroom today. colton harris-moore was extradited to the u.s. from the bahamas. he is charged with committing a two-year string of break-ins and theft. >>> harris-moore, arriving in miami. back in u.s. soil for the first time in nine days. awaiting his next court hearing. as the 19-year-old faces charges for a two-year crime spree that spanned at least nine states and canada. accused of burglarizing at least 100 homes. and stealing five planes. >> i absolutely expect him to spend time behind bars. these are serious times, especially stealing planes and crashing planes. that is not taken lightly in the united states. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, bound in shackles, but with shoes this time, the barefoot bandit was led away from a bahamian court. after only being charged with and pleading guilty to illegal entry. he paid a $300 fine which was picked up by the u.s. embassy. >> well, we tried to get this. >> reporter: this, despite a gun-carrying crime wave in paradise, that alleg
of the u.s. citizen. >> reporter: a group called al shin on claimed responsibility, a group the state department recognized as ties to al-qaeda. this is the first time the group has struck outside the home of somalia and that has american intelligence officials worried. they've become concerned somalia could be a breeding ground for terrorist. they want to overthrow the current somali government and replace it with muslim regime. and they use militants who fought in iraq, afghanistan to train them. and henn is the only u.s. citizen killed in the attacks but there is also talk of five other americans in the blast. joel brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside pres
,000 for the chevy volt and for the nissan. we will get your calls in a moment. this from "the new york times," "u.s. military chief is pressing the iraqis to end the deadlock to the rest in securities gains. nearly five months after the elections in march ended without a decisive leader, the leaders of political blocs are divided over staying in power for a second term. many politicians say that the impasse could extend after more than seven years of war, reducing the number of troops to more than 50,000 by the end of august. " another energy related story this morning, "on the surface the oil spill in the gulf is vanishing fast." it says "the oil slick in the gulf of mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected. a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how best bet big government should scaled-back its response." also this morning on the front page of "usa today," "closures in three areas, almost all of the beaches closed from the spill have been clustered in three areas of louisiana. this is the 20th annual report conducted by the national research defe
report on the top secret world of u.s. intelligence, following a two-year "washington post" investigation. the intelligence community has grown so much since 1997, no one knows how much it costs. the sim put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that it's effectiveness is impossible to determine. live to the pentagon and our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. good morning. where to start with this? any reaction there at your post to the story and "the washington post"? >> reporter: well, indeed, tony, there is. the director of national intelligence, pentagon officials, administration officials knew this article was coming. they had some concerns about it. what they are now saying is, look, we acknowledge that the intelligence community has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks. that's what we had to do, they say, in the government. we know there's some inefficiencies, but they stand by the notion that they have prevented any major attacks in the united states since september 11. so that's all to the plus column. they say that they are working to try and identify in
in the u.s. this morning, the president making his case for a way forward. >>> a former vice president, a masseuse, and a sex assault case reopened. what happened in portland? al gore's people speaking out. >>> we begin with those heavy rains and tornadoes that are pounding south texas as hurricane alex comes ashore. the season's first hurricane actually made landfall in northeastern mexico with 100-mile-an-hour winds. alex has weakened and it moved inland. it is now a tropical storm. still has the potential to trigger flash floods and mud slides. alex is having an impact on the oil spill cleanup hundreds of miles away. aftereffects of the storm could keep the skimming operation from resuming until this weekend. south padre island, texas, escaped the brunt of the storm but took a big hit. reynolds wolf is there. reynolds? >> reporter: what we have here is still plenty of wind, rain for the most part is gone. the waves continue to rock against the shores. some of these things have been monsters that have been coming along the coast here. the beach which used to stretch out towards the h
was in pakistan today, emphasizing the u.s. commitment there. she announced several new projects as part of a $7.5 billion aid effort. she then travelled to kabul for international security conference on the afghanistan war. before leaving pakistan, clinton talked to greta van susteren and she thinks, clinton thinks someone in that government of pakistan knows where osama bin laden is. >> if there were a terrorist network operating somewhere, even in the remote place in the united states, some sheriff, you know, some local state policeman, somebody in our collective government would probably know that there was something suspicious going on. so that's why i assume somebody, somebody in this government from top to bottom does know where bin laden is. i'd like to know, too. >> bret: tune in, 10:00 p.m. eastern time for on the record with greta to see her exclusive interview with secretary clinton. security in afghanistan has been heightened in advance of the security conference mrs. clinton is attending. thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed to kabul. two u.s. soldiers were killed by
made a pledge to double u.s. exports over the next five years. what the president said todaybuilt progress being made on overseas sales. >>> plus an update on the oil spill in the gulf including how the city shedd aquarium will help relief efforts. >>> all-star free agent dwayne wade makes a decision on his future. we will tell you where he will play and which other big player is going with him. @@óg@ >>> illinois construction executive testifies again today at corruption trial of former governor rod blagojevich, gerald krozel told jurors he felt pressured by the ex- governor to generate campaign cash. julie unruh is following the case live now from the dirksen federal building where it just keep getting more and more interesting. >> reporter: it does get more interesting. 2008 tollway bill is monopolizing the courtroom all morning long. that construction executive that you speak of spoke yesterday as well as this morning all about it. he felt the governor was truly shaking him down for fundraising money in exchange for a piece of that construction bill. 70-year-old jerry
, wrinkles and spots. new ageless vitality. save $20 at aveeno.com. >>> a suspected u.s. drone attack killed 16 militants. five missiles are believed to have hit a compound. the region used to be a nerve center until an offensive chased most of the fighters away. >>> and 241 teachers were fired in d.c. because they failed an evaluation. 737 other teachers have been put on notice for minimally effective grading they received. >>> and tension between the two koreas as the united states and south korea go ahead with plans for massive joint military drills scheduled for tomorrow, north korea is threatening with nuclear deterrence. the u.s. says the drills are in response to the south korea war ship. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ your teddy bear ♪ put a chain around your neck ♪ and leave me anywhere >> not quite a teddy bear story but a bear none the less. a bear behind the wheel. a bit of a joyride. >> deputies piece together the tail this way. a neighbor heard a car horn at 3:00 a.m. came out to see this colorado family's car rocking back and forth. by the time the family got up and is went
. that was followed by a trip to the embassy. he actually stood side-by-side with the u.s. ambassador shaking hands and greeting 1700 dignitaries whether they be afghan, americans or internationals. he said that unity is key when it comes to winning the war in afghanistan. >> i'm reminded that this is an effort in which we must achieve unity of effort and common purpose. civilian and military afghan and international, we are part of one team, with one mission. in this important endeavor, cooperation is not optional. this is a tough mission, there is nothing easy about it. >> reporter: general petraeus was said to have detailed discussions with keoy officials including commanders on the ground here. he met with the president of afghanistan and that will be key in showing unity between the afghan government, the forces and the international community. that is something that general stanley mccrystal spent a year working on. and now it is general petraeus' turn to do the same. >> thank you so much for that update coming from kabul. >>> all right argentina suffered a painful loss at the world cup. and
. the pair visited a military dining hall and as u.s. forces prepare for withdrawal, mr. biden met with top iraqi officials. >> i really absolutely believe they're going to get a government and it's going to be a sustainable government. >> reporter: the bidens were also on hand when a group of foreign born u.s. troops were sworn in as american citizens. >> i hereby declare -- >> right now i'm a u.s. citizen, and i'm happy to be a u.s. citizen. >> reporter: but near the end of the visit, a scare. >> duck and cover. >> reporter: explosions were heard from somewhere nearby the u.s. embassy. nbc's andrea mitchell was there. >> reporter: iraqi police say five mortar rounds were fired near or at the embassy compound. but the vice president, officials say, was safe and no one was injured. >> reporter: and in afghanistan, a change in command. general david petraeus officially taking charge of allied forces after his predecessor general stanley mcchrystal resigned in the wake of controversy. general petraeus told troops the war is a test of wills with the taliban. >> and we are in this to win. that
is creating jobs. then he will attend fundraisers for the u.s. senate candidate. he is the democratic hopeful to face republican senator kit bond who is retiring. off to vegas where the president will stump for majority leader harry reid. a plane powered completely by the sun landed this morning in switzerland. it took off from the same airfield 24 hours ago. the four engine aircraft has 12,000 solar cells on their wings. they were able to absorb enough light during the day to keep the plane going at night. the ultimate plan, to fly the plane around the world. >> that is so cool. save money on gas. all right. let's talk a little bit about this. well, it was supposed to be the 28th annual time that governors from the u.s. and the mexican side of the border as well get together to discuss all their problems. but jan brewer who is set to host it in phoenix got some bad news. a bunch of the governors from mexico said, you know what? we're gonna boycott. she in turn said, hold it. you can't boycott because i'm going to cancel it. well, now -- >> you can't fire me, i quit. >> here's the problem, th
. >>> in afghanistan, the military is on a manhunt for a missing u.s. sailor. the forces recovered the body of the second sailor missing since last week. both service members disappeared friday and last seen driving into a caliban-held area. the television claimed they killed the sailor and was holding the other one hostage. >>> the pentagon says it could take weeks to assess the damage from the 92,000 leaked afghan war documents per there were so many items published on with the leaks that military leaders are not sure if one person is responsible the names, sources, and logistics were posted illegally but today, senator john kerry cautioned congress to -- not to override their release. >> these are not new allegations. it is important for everybody to understand that but we have been wrestling with these allegations. >> the cut suspect -- the key suspect is an army intelligence officer who is in jail in kuwait. >>> he is the first american ever been tapped to run british petroleum. they confirm that bob doubly will take control of that company in october taking over for tony a word. he wa
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